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The BreakMate was a three-flavor soda fountain for The Coca-Cola Company developed in the 1980s in conjunction with BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte. Its compartment held three one-liter plastic containers of syrup and a CO2 tank, which mixed the water and syrup into a 5:1 ratio, with a reservoir for water for storage if water was not accessible for the machine.[1] Designed for offices of between 5-50 employees, the machine was deemed a commercial flop due to unforeseen complications in cost and parts.[2] In 2007, Coca-Cola stopped supplying parts, and in 2010 the company finally stopped supplying syrup for the machines.[3]


  1. ^ "Coca-Cola seeping into coffee breaks". Eugene Register-Guard. 19 November 1988. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ Tarantola, Andrew (9 February 2014). "The Forgotten History of One of Coca-Cola's Biggest Failures". Gizmodo. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Coca Cola Refreshments Discontinues BreakMate Syrup". 28 January 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2014.